Advanced Technology Higher Education Network (ATHENS)

The ATHENS week was established with the support of the European Communities SOCRATES Programme receiving an annual subsidy of 50 000 Euros from 1997-2001. Today, the Programme is mainly founded by contributions from the member institutions.

The ATHENS Programme is aimed at carrying out intensive specialization courses, given at each member institution during one or two defined periods ("Sessions") of the academic year (March November), enabling students to attend one of the courses offered by the network universities during 7 days. This experience, in many cases, gives students the desire to carry out studies of a longer duration at an institution different from their home institution and thus facilitates exchanges between students of the major European technological institutions.

Who can apply:

Program is only open to all ATHENS network institutions students’ who meet the eligibility criteria, and, who completed one full academic year of study in their home institutions. In addition, please be aware that provided ATHENS courses’ minimum year of studies criteria could be different for every partner.

How to Apply:

Meet with your home university’s ATHENS Local Coordinator to apply for one-week intensive course of March and November Sessions. We require all students to be proposed by their home institution from the ATHENS website.

Application deadlines:

Application details are announced on the ATHENS website two months before the March and November sessions starts.

For more information 


Office of International Students
İTÜ Ayazağa Kampüsü Öğrenci İşleri Binası
34469 Maslak / İstanbul
Tel: +90 212 285 6600